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December 2019 • Volume 38 • Issue 11

News & Happenings from Temple Beth Tikvah

A Reform Congregation Embracing Our Jewish Tradition


CHANUKAH BLESSINGS

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NOTES FROM CANTOR KASSEL The Not-So-Major-Holiday of Chanukah It may be hard to believe but Chanukah is considered to be a “minor” holiday in Judaism. We are permi ed to work and go about normal daily ac vi es throughout the eight days of Chanukah. What then, is ‘required’ on Chanukah? We are to light the chanukiah on each night of Chanukah, with accompanying blessings. We are to recite “Full Hallel” (a grouping of Psalms 113‐118) on each morning service during Chanukah. There is such a thing as “Short Hallel” but this is not used during Chanukah. We are to insert the “Al Hanisim” prayer during the Amidah prayer of Thanksgiving (Hoda‐ah)

We thank You for the miracles, for the redemp on, for the mighty deeds and saving acts, brought about by You, and for the wars which You waged for our ancestors in the days of old, at this season. For those who a end a daily Minyan you will find that the Torah is read every day of Chanukah, immediately following the recita on of Hallel. Selec ons from Numbers 7:1‐8:4 are read, which discuss the dedica on of the Tabernacles, gi s brought by tribal leaders and the High Priest Aaron’s being commanded to kindle the menorah every day. What is most fun….but NOT required on Chanukah? x

Ea ng greasy, crispy latkes with apple sauce and sour cream.

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Indulging in sufganiyot (jelly filled doughnuts).

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Playing dreidel with Chanukah gelt (chocolate coins)

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Gi ‐giving (which has absolutely nothing to do with the themes of Chanukah)

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Crea vely performing “hiddur mitzvah” the beau fica on of mitzvot (with Chanukah decora ons and ar s c Chanukiot and dreidels)

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Singing beloved older hymns such as “Maoz Tzur” and a wide range of Chanukah songs that reflect the influence of cultural secular sounds throughout the ages.

Whatever YOUR Chanukah observance….we hope you’ll celebrate it in your homes, at the community Chanukah celebra on on December 18 at Temple Kol Emeth – and the Shabbat during Chanukah at TBT – affec onately known as “Shabbanukah” on Friday, December 27 at 8:00 PM.

Chanukah Sameiach,

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RHONDA POVLOT, PRESIDENT Dear Beth Tikvah Family, I know that some of us light candles as we gather with loved ones to begin Shabbat throughout the year even if as in summer when the sun may not yet have set, and in winter the sun sets so early. The month of December/ Kislev o en recall thoughts of light and candles from darkness. This month it gets as dark as this la tude can get on Earth. The shortest days are ahead of us, as well as the longest nights. However, this is when the earth's orbit begins to carry us back toward more light. Even in the darkness there is light. So comes our fes val of Chanukah which begins as always on the 25th of Kislev (which on the secular calendar falls on the 23 of December, which means our first candle will be lit on December 22). Chanukah reminds us that bringing light into the world is a collabora on between us and God. Chanukah has two stories: a harsh sounding military tale about the Maccabees figh ng An ochus' army and winning, and a spiritual tale about ligh ng a miraculous lamp of oil and restoring holiness to the Temple. Our sages long ago chose the second of those stories to establish the “legend of valor” as the primary focus of Chanukah rather than the first. On the first night of Chanukah we light one candle against the darkness of the world. As the nights progress we create more and more light. At Chanukah we use the physical ac on of ligh ng candles to remind us that we can partner with God to bring more light into the world. Bringing more light into the world is our task as Jews and as human beings. And while we may some mes feel that we are not up to the task because how can our li le ac ons make a difference? The Chanukah story teaches otherwise. The Chanukah story teaches that when we take the leap of faith of believing in ourselves and believing in what we can do, we too can make a big difference to create “miracles”. We may think of faith as something we are asked to have in God, but Jewish tradi on also teaches through the daily liturgy as in the modeh ani prayer we say at the start of each new day that it works the other way around. God has faith in us also. May we live up to that faith in us as we do what we can to bring light to our world, now and always. This month we celebrate the fes val of light, Chanukah. The kindling of the Chanukkiah is one of the most universally beloved and fulfilled rituals of Judaism. Chanukah is also the Jewish celebra on most recognized by our non‐Jewish neighbors here in the US. Perhaps this is only because of its proximity to Christmas. But, possibly in fulfilling the mitzvah of placing the Chanukkiah in our windows we have done something more. Recently I have started to take no ce of the many hands and hearts that help Temple Beth Tikvah and our greater community each day, week and month without ge ng recognized or even thanked. O en individuals work very hard, dedica ng countless hours and dollars without a thank you. I realized the hard work that goes into making the Zaban Shelter meals a success when I volunteered to prepare the meals for close to 50 individuals who are in need each night. We have members who cook and serve relessly each month without being no ced or some mes thanked. We have Family Promise volunteers who do the same. We have one volunteer who spent all week sleeping at TBT with the families because no one signed up and it was important. He never said anything. There are many more who do so much that doesn’t get no ced. I wish I could acknowledge and thank each one of you. Thank you for being a light for so many! Chanukah comes this year as the number of an semi c a acks has increased at such alarming rates and to be perfectly honest, many are frightened. The alarming sta s cs that come by way of the American Jewish Congress’ own survey: 9 out of 10 American Jews say that an semi sm is a problem. 84% think it has worsened and fully a third even hide their Jewishness and avoid Jewish events. We do live in dark mes and we can and must do something about it. We all have friends, family members, colleagues, teachers and neighbors who are not Jewish. We can and must enlist them as allies in figh ng an semi sm. We know throughout history our people have been targets for hatred. An semi sm is almost always the beginning of persecu on and violence, but it is never the end. This year we light the Chanukah menorah with strengthened resolve. The Chanukkiah is our call, our act to bring light into a world that has become enveloped by the darkness of hatred, racism, bigotry, homophobia, and an semi sm. Ligh ng the Chanukah menorah and placing it in the window for all to see is an act of faith and this year, an act of courage. Encourage our allies through stories of Billings Montana’s act of bravery in 1992 that led to “Not in Our Town”. Look it up on YouTube if you get a chance. Each night we will add a new candle that will make the light burn even brighter with each new day. Let us invite newly enlisted allies to light these lights with us as we join in the work to fight back the forces of an semi sm and all forms of discrimina on that humans perpetrate against one another. May we con nue to be God’s partner to make the world a be er place. Chag Chanukah Sameach!

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ECEC UPDATE—SHERI BAKER Hanukkah is an exci ng me of year at preschool and tradi onally not one of the most central holidays of the Jewish calendar. It can, nonetheless, offer many opportuni es for fun and joyous celebra on. Below is one fun fact for each night of Hanukkah.

1. You’re spelling it right—no ma er how you spell it. Hanukkah—or Chanukah, or Hanukah, or, well, we could go on—is a translitera on of a Hebrew word (see: fact number 2). Since the Hebrew language uses different le ers than our alphabet and spelling in English that can be pronounced, “Hanukkah” is fine.

2. Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for dedica on. Hanukkah commemorates the rededica on of the second Temple in Jerusalem, which had been defiled by the Greeks in 164 BC. The story goes that the Jews, led by warrior Judah the Maccabee, revolted against An ochus and reclaimed the Temple.

3. It’s also known as the Fes val of Lights. While restoring the Temple, the Jews found that there was only enough oil to kindle its lamps for one night. According to tradi on, the small amount of oil miraculously burned for eight nights. That’s why Hanukkah is an eight‐night celebra on.

4. Technically, that’s not a menorah. A menorah is a lamp with seven branches, which is what was used in the ancient Temple. On Hanukkah, Jews light what is called a hanukkiah, a lamp with nine branches/candles. Eight are for the lights that are kindled each night of the holiday, and the ninth branch/candle is for the shamash, or “helper” flame, which is used to light the others. Tradi onally, oil is supposed to be used for ligh ng these flames. These days candles are usually used instead.

5. There’s a mul ‐step process to this celebra on. One candle is added to the hanukkiah each night of Hanukkah, star ng from the right. The newest candle is lit first. Jewish families read/chant a series of blessings as they light the candles, and many families sing songs as well.

6. Jelly donuts are delicious. And on Hanukkah, it’s tradi onal to eat lots of sufganiyot. Because of the crucial role that oil plays in the holiday, fried foods are a major food group during these eight nights, hence the beloved jelly donut. Got more of a thing for savory treats? Latkes, or potato pancakes, are also awfully popular

7. Hanukkah is not really about presents. Purim (which commemorates the story of Esther in early spring) is Judaism’s gi ‐giving holiday. However, Hanukkah’s proximity to Christmas led many Jews in the Western world to start exchanging gi s at around the same me as their Chris an friends and neighbors. Who doesn’t love gi s?

8. Playing dreidel involves more than just spinning tops. The game of dreidel is a means to an end—winning gelt, coins that are either chocolate or (if you’re lucky!) real money. It’s one of the more authen c things that you can do at your Hanukkah party this year since the games have been played for centuries. Each side of a dreidel has a Hebrew le er on it: nun, gimmel, hay, and shin. Together, the four le ers are an abbrevia on for the Hebrew phrase Nes gadol haya sham. That means, “A great miracle happened there,” referencing the rededica on of the Temple in Jerusalem. Wishing all of you a Hanukkah filled with light and happiness,

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL UPDATE—SUZANNE HURWITZ Shalom! I visited one of our sixth‐grade classes on a Sunday morning a few weeks ago. The students were ac vely par cipa ng in learning, excitedly sharing ideas. One of the kids piped up enthusias cally to tell me that Jewish people have been reci ng the Shema for many, many years. I responded with “Isn’t that awesome?!” Speaking of awesome, Chanukah is coming soon! It is a favorite holiday for many. Colorful candles, beau ful songs, crispy latkes, chocolate gelt, jelly‐filled sufganiyot, dreidel games, sharing gi s ‐‐‐ what’s not to love?! And when we think of the meaning behind our Fes val of Lights, we love and appreciate it even more. The word “Chanukah” means “dedica on”, as we celebrate the rededica on of the Second Temple in Jerusalem a er its destruc on by the Syrians. During Chanukah, we are reminded once again of the Jewish people’s survival and strength in the face of adversity and enemies. I look forward to our students learning about Chanukah and celebra ng its miracles together. On December 15th, our school will par cipate in TBT’s Chanukah Mitzvah Day, planned by our fabulous Social Ac on/Tzedek Commi ee. Everyone will be able to take part in several hands‐on projects to benefit our greater community. We will be making blankets, cra ing bookmarks, assembling sandwiches and more. What be er way to celebrate the awesome miracles of Chanukah than by sharing our abili es and gi s with others? Whether you eat your latkes with apple sauce, sour cream, or something en rely different, I hope your Chanukah is filled with beau ful light, true joy, and that feeling of “Isn’t that awesome?!”

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YOUTH GROUP Even though the temperature reminded us these last few weeks that it’s Winter, it’s actually time to start thinking about summer camp! At TBT we believe that Jewish camping is a part of our Jewish experience. The beauty of Jewish camping is not only the wonderful experience of camp, but also of being part of a dynamic Jewish community “24/7”. Whether you’re looking for traditional summer camp, intensive sports training, or creative arts, there’s a wide range of camp options and programs for you to choose from. You can find links and descriptions to several of these on our website: http://www.bethtikvah.com/jewish-camps. We also have an awesome Parent Ambassador Committee at TBT who would be happy to talk to you about camp options, their experiences, and how to help pay for it! Please reach out to them! Camp Barney: Melanie Metzger: metzgermelanie1@gmail.com & Meredith Hegarty: msloanh@gmail.com Camp Judea: Manda Turetsky: manda.turetsky@gmail.com Camp Blue Star: AnnDee Torino: atorino21@me.com Camp Coleman: Danielle Rubenstein: bdruben@bellsouth.net We know that paying for summer camp is a huge factor in deciding whether or not to send your child to camp. There are many scholarships and financial aid options available. Our TBT Camp Scholarship form is due by 12/31/19. Applications should be emailed to MarciaHaber@yahoo.com. Also check out the Federation’s website for more information: https://atlantajewishcamp.org/financial-resources/. When asked why she pays for Jewish overnight camp, Danielle Rubenstein replied: “Jewish overnight camp is expensive. For families on a budget, the sticker shock is real. But the experience for our children is also priceless. The things my kids have learned about themselves at camp, the bonds they have made with other Jewish kids, and the level of confidence they have gained in trying new things cannot be measured in dollars. I would encourage those who are overwhelmed or stymied simply by the financial obligation to re-evaluate. Not only are there multiple ways to receive financial aid but there are also ways to budget effectively. My husband and I often remark to each other that we would never spend $10,000 on a vacation for ourselves. And we personally decided to put off that kitchen or bathroom remodel for a few years so we could afford camp. Each and every one of us make choices based on what is most important to us – there is no right or wrong. And, personally, Jewish summer camp is the right one for our family.”

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YOUTH GROUP

MARK YOUR CALENDERS!

December 4 — HOTTY Lounge Night

December 6 ‐ 3rd‐5th Grade Camp‐In

December 7 ‐ HOTTY Broomball

December 15 ‐ NFTY678 Donut Party

January 2‐3rd ‐ NFTY678 Ski Trip

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SOCIAL ACTION@TBT We are collec ng goods for the Ronald McDonald House and The Drake House for our Hanukkah Mini Mitzvah Day that will take place on December 15, 2019. during religious school. We will be pu ng together kits that will help children going through chemotherapy and their families. Please drop off all dona ons in the lobby up through Sunday morning of December 15th. Please see Page 6 for a list of items that are needed Michele Gergans and Will Shields Tzedek Commi ee Chairs

If you are interested in cleaning up the road that TBT adopted— Please contact Michael Rosenberg mrosenberg749@gmail.com

*GREAT MITZVAH PROJECT FOR B’NAI MITZVAH KIDS !!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS Already missing your camp friends, or looking forward to going to camp for the first me? But not sure how to pay for it? The TBT Camp Scholarship Program is available to families in financial need. Applica ons are reviewed by a Scholarship Commi ee as part of an anonymous review and alloca ons process. All applica ons and inquiries are confiden al. The camp scholarship program is funded through the generosity of individual donors, so please consider a dona on to this fund and help a child go to camp. For addi onal financial help check with the camp you are interested in a ending to see what financial assistance they offer. Federa on of Greater Atlanta (h p://atlantajewishcamp.org/financial‐resources/) offers Incen ve Grants and Needs‐Based Scholarships.

To apply for the TBT Camp Scholarship please submit the applica on by December 31, 2019. For ques ons please contact Marcia Haber at Marciahaber@yahoo.com.

Our Thriving TBT Community! In 2019, TBT welcomed 20 new families to our community. Terry Cohen & Barry Steinberg Terry and Fred Segal Arlene Linder Jamie & Forrest Wolff Ina Chanin & Louis Schlesinger Jon Zare Miriam & Moshe Elinger

Jenny & Steve Brooker Hydi & Bruce Kalmin Jane & Andrew Glickman Jenifer Collins Ka e & Jordan Silver Shani Brown Robin & Bill Coleman

Devora & Michael Rosenberg Tracey & Manish Singh Carole & Joe Sterling Kynley & Joshua Mentle Michelle & Amichai Ashuri JoAnn & Ryan Fredrich

Share your love and pride for Temple Beth Tikvah with your friends! If you know someone is looking to connect with a warm welcoming Jewish community please put them I touch with us, by calling Kim Weindorf or Eric Chanin at 770‐642‐0434 or invite them to Shabbat services, holiday celebra ons, or our many cultural and educa onal programs. 10

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SISTERHOOD Shalom Sisterhood! Baby it’s cold outside!!! (finally) so come on into TBT to warm up. While nothing formal is on the books for sisterhood un l February, there are ample opportuni es to engage in the many TBT programs being held in the next few weeks. First, come on in to make a blanket with visi ng cra er Teri Edelstein! (see page 14) The program runs on December 9th at 6:30PM and is open to the community. The blanket you will take home will keep you warm all winter. Our ongoing Rosh Chodesh will happen December 4th at 7:00PM, a wonderful evening run by our very own Terry Segal. If you miss December, come in January!! Save the date for Game Night on February 24th (see below) in conjunc on with our sisters at Etz Chaim! And finally, we are s ll recrui ng volunteers to feed the folks at The Zaban Shelter in February and April. Thank you to Carol Schemo, Gail Rudel, Ilene Fader, Waynah Dunn and Rhonda Povlot for cooking and delivering on December 10th.

Rosh Chodesh— A Women’s Spirituality Group Led by Dr. Terry Segal Wednesday, December 4 7:00 PM Rosh Chodesh is the celebra on of the new moon and the new month, according to the Jewish calendar. Rosh Chodesh has long been recognized as a women’s holiday. In midrash Pirke DeRabbi Elezer, Chapter 45, we are told that in the incident of the Golden Calf, the women refused to relinquish their earnings to the men who were building the idol. As a reward, God gave them an extra holy day each month, free from work. Our themes will be based on each Hebrew month and will be explored through discussions, medita ons, journaling, connec on to nature, arts & cra s and crea ve ritual.

Hope to see you at TBT soon!! Ilana Zalkin

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AFFINITY GROUPS/CHAVUROT Bridge Club

Our First Poker Night!

NEW!!

Meets at 1:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, December 4 6:30—10:00 PM

Contact Bonnie Walkes at:

More details and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/60B0448ADA82EA7F49-tbtpoker

bonnie.walkes@gmail.com

The Unseen Force Flowing Through the Universe Tai Chi Tuesday mornings 9:30 Great for flexibility, balance and lowering stress. This informal group meets for a full prac ce. Open to new, curious and experienced prac oners. No RSVP required.

Medita on Circle Next Event:

Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 pm Contact Carol Lipinsky, bounceroo@bellsouth.net

ADULT EDUCATION NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLUTIONS!

Bagels, Lox and Torah; Redux!

BEGINNING HEBREW

9:00‐9:50 Saturday mornings

Mondays 7:00‐8:15 pm

These weekly parashat HaShavuah, Torah Study sessions are open to all — no reserva ons required‐ drop ins always welcome!

Would you like to be able to follow along in the prayer book? Would you like to know what your child is learning in Hebrew school? Have you always wondered how the Hebrew language works? It is never too late to start learning Hebrew! This class is for those who have never studied Hebrew before and for those who have had some basic exposure.

A wonderful educa onal opportunity awaits all who a end! No Hebrew reading skills required, and you don’t have to do any prepara on before hand, just bring your coffee mug and a curiosity to delve into the ancient texts to mine gems of wisdom for living life today. 12

$36 for TBT‐members $72 for non‐members

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B’NAI MITZVAH Welcoming Shabbat

Samantha Leah O o will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on December 7, 2019. Samantha is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie O o and sister of Kaitlin and Rebecca. She is the granddaughter of Saul and Gloria Levenson and Gregg and Jeanne O o. Samantha is an honor student in 8th grade at Dodgen Middle School, where she is in all Advanced Content (AC) and High School level classes and enjoys playing the violin in the orchestra. Samantha is an avid, compe ve soccer player and has been playing for the NASA Tophat Academy since she was in first grade. She loves ac on and adventure and enjoys a good adrenaline rush, so she will jump at any opportunity to ride large roller coasters.

by Samantha Otto When the sun sinks low, The candles will glow, On the beautiful night of Shabbat. The candles shine bright, And sparkle in the night, To fill the room with delight. Family and friends meet, And they all take a seat, To reflect on their week. The day of rest has come Let’s celebrate everyone, Because Shabbat has begun.

Samantha also loves animals and helped the FurKids animal shelter for her mitzvah project by purchasing needed supplies and volunteering at the shelter. In prepara on for becoming Bat Mitzvah, Samantha wrote a beau ful prayer welcoming Shabbat..

Josh Wilson will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on December 14, 2019. Josh is the son of Rachel and Todd Wilson and younger brother to Sophie. He is the grandson of the late Helen and Max Skyer and the late Barbara and

MAZEL TOV Proud parents, Sage Segal and her husband, Aaron Noll, welcomed their baby girl into the world on Thursday,

November 14, 2019. Willow Jade Noll 8 lbs. 6 ounces and 20.5 inches. Overjoyed grandparents are Terry & Fred Segal of

Gregg Wilson.

Roswell, Georgia and Carmen & Gregg Noll of Carmel,

Josh is a seventh grader at Crabapple Middle School. He enjoys traveling, basketball, video games, and hanging out with his friends. He also has a passion for movies; each summer he a ends Camp Flix at Emory University, where he works with other teens to write, edit, and film their own original movies in less than a week.

Indiana, and great grandparents, Shirley & Tom Noll.

Danna and Sandy Leff are proud to announce the wedding of their daughter, Jaime Leff to Reid Shapiro on December 21, 2019.

Josh loves animals, especially dogs ‐ and par cularly his chocolate lab, Latke. For his mitzvah project, Josh has spent many hours volunteering at Furkids, walking and playing with dogs, cleaning cages, and giving them desperately needed love and care.

If you have a simcha to share— Let’s Kvell together!! Contact kim@beth kvah.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS In me for Hanukkah, we bring the cra ing experts to you! Come join your TBT friends, or bring a few and make a warm, cozy blanket for yourself or for gi giving. Monday, December 9 6:30 PM

Make a comfy, cozy blanket, no kni ng experience needed. The fee of $100.00 includes all supplies and 2 to 3 hours of instruc on. Everyone will go home with a beau ful blanket approximately 40�x50�. Sign up at www.beth kvah.com

LOCATIONS:* Temple Kehillat Chaim Temple Beth Tikvah Temple Kehillat Chaim Temple Beth Tikvah Temple Kehillat Chaim Temple Beth Tikvah

Drop Ins Welcome!

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YEAR END GIVING “DEEDS OF GIVING ARE THE VERY FOUNDATION OF OUR WORLD.” ‐ PIRKEI AVOT 1:2 Temple Beth Tikvah relies on the generosity of our members to con nue serving the Jewish community. Honor special moments in the lives of your family and friends with a gi , and invest in our legacy with your tribute. ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN Our Annual Giving campaign bridges the gap between the revenue from Temple dues, tui on and various fees, and our expenses to run Temple opera ons on a day‐to‐day basis. It offsets ongoing and unexpected expenses and is vital to reaching our budgetary goals which enable us to maintain the high quality programs and services that have been central to the tradi on of our congrega on.

RESTRICTED/TRIBUTE We have many different types of Funds at Temple Beth Tikvah. These provide for charitable purposes, camp scholarships, musical programs and so much more. Funds give those who wish to donate, the opportunity to select a cause that’s meaningful to them. Click here www.beth kvah.com for a lis ng of funds. ENDOWMENT There are many opportuni es to assist in expanding Temple Beth Tikvah’s endowment through a gi of a bequest, trust, or other provision that provides sustained income. Gi s to the Endowment support TBT’s strong Jewish tradi on and outreach to con nue for genera ons. Our established endowment allow all members of the congrega on and the community who are interested in suppor ng this mission to do so, regardless of personal income or the ul mate gi amount. Let’s us know if you would like to learn more about this wonder mitzvah that carries on L’Dor V’Dor. PLANNED GIVING Make a las ng impact on Temple Beth Tikvah with a planned gi . Whether you’d like to support us today or plan a gi to benefit our work for future genera ons, we have a variety of arrangements available for you to choose from. Let us help you create a charitable plan that provides for your family and supports Temple Beth Tikvah. Please let us know if you would like someone to reach out to you, by calling 770‐642‐0434. As you consider your year‐end giving, we hope that you will help us sustain our on‐going programs and offerings here at Temple Beth Tikvah.

Donations (donations processed as of (11/16/19) ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 2019/2020 Nancy and Sandy Simon in memory of Ruth Seiavitch Ellen Frank in memory of Lucille Falkof and Barry Feinberg Teri and Steve Astern CANTORS FUND Ira and Brenda Share in memory of William Henry and Ruthie Share Hydi and Bruce Kalmin in apprecia on of Cantor Kassel Bruce Beck in memory of Veronica Beck Pam Alterman in memory of Paul Alterman Pam Alterman in memory of Arlene Cohn’s mother Debbie and Mark Weiss in memory of Mamie Greifer and Arlene Cohn’s mother Carol and Donald Fruhwald in apprecia on of Cantor Kassel Bruce and Bonnie Walkes in memory of Laura De Riemer RABBI SHUVAL‐WEINER DISC. FUND Sally and Mark Vosk in memory of Laura DeRiemer, Phyllis Vosk and Leonard Vosk Sarah and Brad Sapir in apprecia on of Rabbi Shuval‐Weiner Ellen and Seth Zimmer in memory of Elaine Gralnick Wanda and Michael Cohen in memory of Gladys Cohen Shirley Plotkin in memory of her mother, Rose Trucker Joe and Carole Sterling in apprecia on of Rabbi Shuval‐Weiner Hydi and Bruce Kalmin in apprecia on of Rabbi Shuval‐Weiner Bruce and Carol Waldman in memory of Sylvia Waldman Steve and Sheila Barid in memory of Mary Barid Jon Zare in memory of Bernard Zare

Harvey and Na ne Rosenzweig in apprecia on of Harvey’s Aliyah Bruce and Bonnie Walkes in memory of Helen Walkes YOUTH GROUP FUND The Faupel Family in memory of Marvin Aaron Mermelstein KEHILLAT CHESED/CARING FUND Ellen and David Herold in memory of Michael Cohn Hydi and Bruce Kalmin in memory of Marilyn Dickstein MICHAEL ZALKIN LIBRARY FUND Beth and Jeff Kess in memory of Iris Naomi Kess and Ben Goldberg RABBI TAM DISCRETIONARY FUND Susan and Morray Scheinfeld in memory of Janet Moran Ira and Brenda Share in memory of William Henry and Ruthie Share Renee David in memory of her father, Elias Waxman Frank and Denise Rindsberg TIKKUN OLAM FUND June Wallach in memory of Blanche Hertzberg LEVIN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND Ira and Brenda Share in memory of William Henry and Ruth Share TORAH FUND Shari and Barry Alhadeff in memory of Richard Alan Freed PRAYERBOOK FUND Gordon and Holli Decker in memory of Isadore Zierler Moshe and Miriam Elinger Janet and David Aarons in honor of Steve Gerson’s special birthday HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Helene Kraselsky in honor of Marsha Mathis birthday 15

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KEHILAT / CHESED

Every Monday at TBT 7:15—8:30 PM

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Planning a simcha or group gathering? The Tam‐Blank Social Hall is the Place to be. For more informa on on ren ng our Social Hall, contact the synagogue office at 770‐642‐0434.

HAPPY HANUKKAH!

We Must Know

In Memoriam

Before We Can Respond

Temple Beth Tikvah acknowledges with sorrow the passing of:

If you are grieving or struggling with illness, or if you are celebra ng a birth or a new love, we want to be there. That’s what community’s all about, that’s what family’s all about.

Helene Diamond

Let us know how we can support you or anyone else in our community by calling

May God console you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Kim Weindorf, Clergy Assistant, 770‐642‐0434

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Thank to our office volunteers‌. Marsha Mathis Marlene Cohn

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Alexandria Shuval-Weiner Rabbi Donald A. Tam Rabbi Emeritus Nancy Kassel Cantor Sheri Baker Acting Preschool Director Suzanne Hurwitz Religious School Director Rhonda Povlot President Caryn Schilstra Vice President Tony Rosenberg Vice President Joe Dunn Treasurer Dalia Faupel Secretary Beth Asher Board of Education

Get Involved! TBT Commi ees and Chairpersons Budget & Finance Karen Korshak karcpa@comcast.net

Kehillat Chesed (Caring) Leslie Swichkow lswichkow@comcast.net

Ritual Rick Winer rsw@drrickwiner.com

Camp/Israel Scholarship Marcia Haber marciahaber@yahoo.com

Library Ilana Zalkin ilanaz@att.net

Security Jay Sausmer jsausmer@gmail.com

Chavurot/Affinity Groups Brian Rubenstein brianrubenstein@yahoo.com Danielle Rubenstein Danielle.rubenstein@gmail.com

Membership Recruitment & Retention Jill Leitman jaarons2@yahoo.com Rachel Wilson rachelw65@gmail.com

Seniors Steve Mahan smahan206bc@yahoo.com

College Outreach Susan Wynne scwynne@bellsouth.net Communications Marlene Cohn marlene@thecohns.us Family Promise Tony Rosenberg trosenberg860@gmail.com House Ted Nathan tnathan@baldwinscheduling.com Human Resources Seth Zimmer sz4941@att.com

Men’s Club Peter Hartog althazyr@gmail.com Mark Greenspan mgreenspan86@gmail.com Nominating Committee Wendy Klein Wendy.klein.hr@gmail.com Philanthropy Mark Rudel mrudel2018@gmail.com Harlan Graiser harlanng@yahoo.com

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Sisterhood Ilana Zalkin sisterhoodtbt@gmail.com Social Action/Social Justice Michele Gergans michelegergans@hotmail.com Will Shields w_shields@bellsouth.net Website Development Scott Povlot spovlot@yahoo.com Youth Group youth@tbt.com

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